Those eligible can apply for a complimentary ElliQ, promoting independence, connection, and engagement.
SUNRISE, FL – The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County (AAABC) is proud to partner with Intuition Robotics to add ElliQ, an AI care companion, to the agency’s lineup of comprehensive services helping Broward older adults age in place. AAABC has launched its online application to identify eligible older adults in Broward County who would benefit from the technology.
ElliQ is an innovative new product for older adults that has a digital display and a light-up “head” that moves and reacts to users’ conversations. Voice-activated, ElliQ is designed to help older adults live happier, healthier, more connected lives while maintaining independence. ElliQ aids seniors with health and wellness support, such as medication reminders, as well as entertainment and companionship with trivia and cognitive games. They can also stay connected to family and friends through video calling, audio and text messaging and notification to primary contact(s) with consent if concerns arise. ElliQ learns and remembers customized interactions and uses humor and a friendly nature to build a meaningful connection with the user.
“We have long recognized the significance of technology in keeping older adults connected and engaged with their communities,” said Charlotte Mather-Taylor, CEO of AAABC. “As we continue to expand our range of tech-powered initiatives for seniors in Broward County, we are thrilled to partner with Intuition Robotics and incorporate the groundbreaking AI technology of ElliQ. This device does not replace interactions with human caretakers, but it can facilitate communication and focus on what matters to all of us: memories, family and friends, good health and humor.”
The Broward-based initiative is now accepting applications through an online application. Those eligible are English-speaking adults aged 60 and older, with Wi-Fi in residence and with no significant impairments. Interested older adults in Broward County can learn more and sign up to get an ElliQ for free by visiting https://www.adrcbroward.org/elliq.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with The Area Agency on Aging of Broward County to bring ElliQ to the aging community of Florida,” said Dor Skuler, co-founder, and CEO of Intuition Robotics. “We’re getting positive feedback from ElliQ users across the U.S. and are seeing great results with 90% of users reporting ElliQ has made them feel better mentally and physically. With the continued toll loneliness is taking on the health of older adults aging alone, it’s vital for local communities and tech companies to come together to make solutions like ElliQ accessible to more people.”